The shortlist for this year's Mercury Prize will be announced on Tuesday. As usual, I expect it will be a mix of things we've heard of and love and things we haven't heard of at all.
So what might be the list that we've heard of?
Usually there's some overlap with the BBC Sounds of poll. I doubt Ellie Goulding could get in, but perhaps Marina & The Diamonds, Delphic or Two Door Cinema Club (a personal favorite).
Of albums that were more popular, Plan B could be a good choice. It came out some time ago, but Muse's The Resistance could be in there.
Other than that, I'm out of ideas.